I bought this book in November 2002 and still refer to it. It is NOT for the absolute beginner, although in saying that if, like me you are keen then you can work out how to do a certain job just by reading and trying out what is said 2-3 times. Mainly CSS, XHTML & Database stuff which is the next step. It is easy to create a website with Dreamweaver...setting up databases LIVE is quite another and this book certainly helped me a lot. I HATE database stuff <input> this and String that...Dim...gets me highly strung out! This book (with some patience) sorted my database problems out and the stuff is not so painful anymore. Still HATE it though. Like anything else, to achieve one has an awful cliche: "No pain, no gain". Just read and apply. That's it.